November 2016 – May 2017

Project Overview

In 2014 a data centre was built close to Gatwick airport. The original design had all of the MV transformers, standby generators, air handling units & other items of plant situated on the roof of the structure. As a result of this design there were numerous penetration through the roof fabric which resulted in leaks forming in the roof and subsequently water penetration into the data halls. To rectify the problem a further roof structure has been formed which covers all of the existing equipment to form a weather proof solution to the initial problem.

Scope of works and supply

CSL were employed by Cummins UK to supply and install air paths and exhaust extensions to originally installed equipment affording safe and functional operation of all installed generator equipment.

CSL manufactured and installed exhaust extensions terminating in a 90° bend to prevent water ingress into the engine of 8 containerised Cummins C2000 D5A generators. CSL manufactured and fitted the final weathering cowls to all 8 exhausts.

CSL also manufactured and installed ductwork extensions to 2 no Cummins C500 D5 containerised generator sets providing combined air outlet/exhaust gas extraction to fresh air. All works had to be closely co-ordinated with other site operations to ensure no downtime to existing systems within the operational data centre occurred. CSL also manufactured and fitted weathering details to the ducting where it penetrated the new roof level.